Professor of Voluntary Sector Management, Associate Dean for Ethics, Sustainability and Engagement, City, University of London

I have extensive knowledge of charity financial, management and Governance issues. I was a member of the Charity Commission SORP committee from 2000-2005. I act as an independent consultant on Charities to UBS Wealth Management, and an independent expert on charity dispute issues for courts and arbitration. I have made Television and radio appearances on charity issues and work as a writer on 'practitioner' how to do books on charity finance and websites.

My work also extends into the area of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility having co-authored a book on Socially Responsible Investment and completed a research project on Responsible Lending. I currently serve on the ethics panel of the Securities Investment Institute and the Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).In 2008 I successfully lead a BAM consortium bid for an ESRC seminar series on CSR. In 2010/11 I project managed the Lord Mayor of London’s Integrity and Values Initiative and am continuing strands of this work with the ongoing City Values Forum.

I have been a Past President of the Royal Society of Public Health and a Director of the NCVO Trading Company.I was Hon Treasurer of the CSR SIG of BAM from 2006-2009. In 2009 I was asked to serve on the Expert Panel of the Ethical Investment Research Services (EIRIS) Charity Project. I was a Commissioner on the Commission on Ageing. My current voluntary work includes being a Founder Trustee of the Hon Treasurers Forum, the Chair of the Grant Making Committee of the Hospital Saturday Fund and Vice President of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council.

Experience

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    Professor of Voluntary Sector Management, Associate Dean for Ethics, Sustainability and Engagement, City University London